The Taub Center is pleased to share with you our latest Taub Center Policy Brief, “Hot issues in Israel’s healthcare system.”

This brief provides background and context on policy issues currently under discussion by the “Committee to Strengthen the Public Health System” (also known as the “German Committee”) appointed in the summer of 2013 by Minister of Health Yael German.

These issues include the provision of private healthcare services in public hospitals, the growth in private insurance coverage and the government’s dual role as regulator and hospital owner.  The Brief also contains information on healthcare financing, hospital operations, insurance coverage and the medical workforce.

As always, we welcome any feedback that you may have on this topic and look forward to providing you information on additional socioeconomic issues in Israel.  If you would like hard copy versions of this brief, please contact us at

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan, socioeconomic research institute based in Jerusalem. The interdisciplinary researchers – including prominent academics and leading experts – provide the country’s policy makers and the general public with a professional, evidence-based, “big picture” perspective and policy options in the economic and social spheres.


Contact details:

Gal Ben Dor
Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
Mobile: +972(0)50-5931577
Office: +972(0)2-5671818

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